ICD-10: More Questions than Answers

ICD-10: More Questions than Answers

Categories Billing & Coding
Only 273 days away from New Year’s Day, medicine as we know it will change drastically. As much as we would hope for another delay, there are promises that ICD-10 will not be delayed any longer. It is really hard to know who and what to believe about ICD-10, but one thing is sure: It’s going to ...
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Be Aware of Heightened Scrutiny of EHRs

Be Aware of Heightened Scrutiny of EHRs

Categories Billing & Coding
In December 2013, HHS' Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report entitled "Not All Recommended Fraud Safeguards Have Been Implemented in Hospital EHR Technology." The government conducted the study in response to a concern that EHRs, which are quickly replacing traditional paper medical re ...
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Tips for Increasing Employee Engagement

Tips for Increasing Employee Engagement

Categories Billing & Coding
Perception is reality. This is especially true in a patient's experience of a medical practice.Most patients have no reliable method of evaluating the care they receive, so they rely upon a proxy: How does the practice make them feel? If the practice makes them feel valued, respected, and cared for, ...
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Four Solutions to the Most Common EHR Fears

Four Solutions to the Most Common EHR Fears

Categories Billing & Coding
It’s time to take the leap into the digital age. Normally I talk about how to accomplish that in your marketing efforts, but today let’s talk about EHRs. Changing over to the world of EHR is going to be a part of your future, and in 2015 you will begin being penalized financially for dragging yo ...
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Marketing vs. Selling to Patients

Marketing vs. Selling to Patients

Categories Billing & Coding
It seems that practices fall into two broad categories when it comes to marketing to their patients: Either they are all for it and go all out, or they find it distasteful and possibly even a waste of time.Those who find it a waste of time, often feel that marketing to their patients is akin to sell ...
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